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Poster: cosmico Date: Aug 13, 2014 8:44pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: A video I uploaded to YouTube, one of those 'record player playing record' things...

Just watched/listened all the way through. Could have sworn it was a female vocalist. Looked/sounded good though, but where are the speakers the music was coming from?

That looks like the kind of record player I need to be able to listen to my old 78 records.

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Poster: HappySwordsman Date: Aug 13, 2014 8:48pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: A video I uploaded to YouTube, one of those 'record player playing record' things...

The speakers are positioned near my bed, the idea being that I can listen to records while laying in bed.

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Poster: cosmico Date: Aug 13, 2014 8:56pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: A video I uploaded to YouTube, one of those 'record player playing record' things...

That makes sense, but I was curious where they are in relation to the turntable and camcorder.

When I was young, I started out reading comic books in bed at night. Soon, I would play records and listen to late night broadcasts from distant AM radio stations. Eventually (around 1968) I got a portable black and white tv set so I could watch old movies late at night.

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Poster: beep* Date: Aug 13, 2014 9:40pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: A video I uploaded to YouTube, one of those 'record player playing record' things...

I can remember doing that. We lived in the SF Bay Area and late at night I could pull in Wolfman Jack and stations in LA on my little portable Sony transistor radio. Fun stuff.

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Poster: cosmico Date: Aug 13, 2014 10:21pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: A video I uploaded to YouTube, one of those 'record player playing record' things...

I had an old wood AM tube radio about the size of a shoebox, with a nice warm glowing amber dial, and I'd turn it on, let it warm up for a minute or two, then I'd listen to Ed and Wendy King's "Party Line" show on KDKA in Pittsburgh, or I'd pull in "The Owl's Nest" with Wayne Van Exan on CFRB in Toronto, Ontario. Both shows were the mellow kind of pleasant music and talk radio that can't even be found in this day and age. Heck, on occasion I'd be able to get XERF from Mexico.

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Poster: HappySwordsman Date: Aug 13, 2014 9:25pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: A video I uploaded to YouTube, one of those 'record player playing record' things...

Well, one of the speakers is right next to the record player (in the video, it is barely visible to the left), and the other is several meters away (the record player itself is very close to my bed).

I am hoping to do a second video, with a record by some guy called Les Welch and his orchestra or something like that. He was well-known in Sydney apparently. Earlier today I bought online a CD that claims to have Australian music from 1910-1954 (in other words, public domain recordings). I hope the audio quality isn't too horrible, a lot of CDs of 78rpm-era tracks have a horrible "under-water" squeaky-digital sound.

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Poster: cosmico Date: Aug 13, 2014 10:29pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: A video I uploaded to YouTube, one of those 'record player playing record' things...

Looking forward to hearing Les Welch! I used to have my dad's 78 record collection...great stuff...lots of big band, boogie-woogie, jazz, etc.